What is Shockwave Therapy?

Shockwave Therapy, also known as EPAT or Pressure Wave Technology, is a non-surgical way of treating a wide array of soft tissue conditions. This FDA approved technology is quickly becoming a popular and successful treatment for healing connective tissue injuries. Shockwave Therapy works by enhancing the body’s natural healing process to improve regenerative potential.

 

Understanding the Technology Behind the Treatment

Pressure Wave Technology is a non-invasive therapy that uses shockwave energy to penetrate into the patient’s skin without damaging any tissue. These shockwaves enhance the body’s ability to heal through hyperstimulation.

This procedure exerts a mechanical pressure and tension to the tissue, which allows for an increase in cell permeability, increasing cell membrane and tissue circulation — activating the body’s own healing process. This process stimulates fibroblasts, responsible for healing connective tissue. It also stimulates osteoblasts, bone cells that are responsible for new bone growth and healing.

This procedure is performed in the office and takes about 10 minutes. Optimal results typically require three treatments at weekly intervals. Best of all, patients can often return to work and exercise immediately.

 

Shockwave Therapy has Proven to be Effective for many Conditions Including:

  • Knee Injuries
  • Arthritis
  • Heel Pain
  • Elbow Pain
  • Hip Pain
  • Hamstring Pain
  • Overuse Injuries
  • Scar Tissue
  • Stress Fractures
  • Sports Injuries

 

Benefits of Shockwave Therapy

Shockwave Therapy brings a wide range of benefits. It is achieving remarkable results in treating tendon pain, as well as to stimulate new bone growth.  By improving blood flow to the targeted treatment area, the increased circulation increases healing ability. This cutting-edge procedure also leads to physical changes in nerve cells, which can inhibit pain sensation, reduces pain-causing stimuli, and inhibits pain transmission.

 

Ready To Help!

At Advanced Physical Medicine & Rehab, we look forward to answering any questions you may have about Shockwave Therapy or any of our other fantastic pain relief and healing treatments. If you or someone you know is suffering in pain, please call 305-598-8788 to schedule a one-on-one consultation with a member of our expert team.